Lenexa KS cyclists upset after new city ordinance calls bikes a 'Nuisance' - KCTV5

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Lenexa leaders say they are trying to make the city more bike friendly, but they ran into a roadblock.

A new ordinance says cyclists in the city now have to walk their bike when near the city center, city hall, the parking garage and the rec center.

The ordinance fired up avid cyclists in the area as it calls bikes a “nuisance.”

City officials do admit this wasn’t the best wording. They say it was all about safety. . . .

Cyclist Matt Garret says the use of the word nuisance does not come as a surprise.

"Calling the bikes a nuisance, you know, words matter and that falls into the overall scope of how cyclists are treated within the city," Garrett said.

MoBikeFed comment: Probably not the most productive way to solve the problem--to the degree that having lots of people visiting your city center on foot and on bike can be called "a problem".

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